Bond is back. Sony Pictures Releasing International unleashes Quantum Of Solace in its first three territories this weekend in what is expected to be a boisterous launch for the fresh 007 adventure.

The follow-up to the hugely successful 2006 release Casino Royale sees Daniel Craig reprise his role as the British super-spy and Sony will look to shake and stir the UK, France and Sweden on October 31.

Quantum Of Solace opens in the UK on 1,150 prints, France on 820 and Sweden on 149 ahead of wide release in North America on November 14.

Sony's comedy Step Brothers on $24.8m opens in Spain on October 31 on 231 prints. The House Bunny has grossed $17m.

It won't be plain sailing for Bond, however, as it will face a deadly nemesis in the form of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's teen attraction High School Musical 3: Senior Year, launching this weekend in a further nine territories including Mexico and Italy on October 31. The film has raced to $56m after less than one week in release.

Wall-E has grossed $255m and will open in Japan, traditionally the most lucrative market for Pixar releases, in December.

Universal's Hellboy II: The Golden Army on $73.1m opens through UPI in France on 400 prints on October 29, while the action remake Death Race on $26.1m roars into Australia on October 30 followed by Mexico on October 31.

Mamma Mia! stands at $410.9m and became the biggest grossing UK film in UK box office history earlier this week and is snapping at the heels of Titanic to become the biggest overall release in that territory.

DreamWorks Animation's sequel Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opens through PPI in Russia on October 30 while Tropic Thunder on $67.7m touches down in Taiwan on November 1. Traitor opens in New Zealand for PPI on October 30.

New Line International's police drama Pride And Glory, which is in the early days of release, opens in Italy through Eagle on October 31 and Spain through Tri-Pictures on November 1. Journey 3D has grossed $95.1m.

Fox International's Max Payne on $19.9m goes out in three markets this weekend. Blindness on $5.1m opens in Argentina. Choke launches in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore on October 30. The local Spanish drama Solo Quiero Caminar opens in Spain on October 31.

Mandate International's Saw V has taken more than $6.1m and opens in a further 17 markets this weekend including CIS through EEAP, New Zealand through Hoyts, Hong Kong through Deltamac and Singapore through Shaw Renters on October 30 and Mexico and Brazil through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International on October 31.

Warner Bros Pictures International's Body Of Lies stands at $9.6m and Nights In Rodanthe has grossed $19.2m.